The Student National Medical Association (SNMA) is the oldest and largest student run organization focused on the needs and concerns of medical students of color. SNMA supports current and future underrepresented medical students. Chapters, based at medical schools throughout the nation, implement activities locally. The UW School of Medicine Center for Equity Diversity & Inclusion (formerly Office of Multicultural Affairs) established a SNMA chapter in 1997. Each year SNMA holds a medical education conference to support the educational and professional pursuits of underrepresented medical students.